Kamasi Washington

Music

Kamasi Washington’s New Short Film Is a Trippy, Insightful Expansion of His Music

'As Told to G/D Thyself' elaborates on Washington's conceptual album 'Heaven and Earth.'
Taylor Hosking
4.8.19
Scene Reports

These LA Artists Are Keeping Jazz Raw as Hell

Kamasi Washington and Thundercat are making jazz cool again, but they're far from the only Angelenos helping LA reclaim its status as a boundary-pushing jazz city.
Ben Grenrock
8.7.18
Op-Eds

Everything Is Recorded Capture the Pure Essence of Collaboration

XL label boss Richard Russell’s project – featuring Sampha, Ibeyi, Wiki and more – holds the key to something deeper than music.
Ryan Bassil
7.31.18
New music

Even More Kamasi Washington Goodness Has Arrived

'The Choice' came hidden inside the 4xLP edition of last week's 'Heaven & Earth' LP, and it arrived on streaming services this morning. The a five-song LP includes a sweet cover of "Will You Love Me Tomorrow."
Alex Robert Ross
7.2.18
Essays

The Saxophone’s Unlikely Journey Out of Meme Hell

After decades of mainstream banishment, artists like Kamasi Washington are ushering in a saxophone renaissance.
Jeff Andrews
6.26.18
music videos

Give Kamasi Washington's Surreal "Street Fighter Mas" Video All the Awards

Battlecat stars alongside two real-life 'Street Fighter' pros as Washington goes in search of a worthy arcade game foe.
Alex Robert Ross
6.22.18
Noisey

Kamasi Washington Previews New Album 'Heaven and Earth' with Two New Songs

The follow-up to 2015's ambitious 'Epic' is due out 22 June.
Alex Robert Ross
4.11.18
New music

St. Vincent Just Dropped "Pills," Another 'MASSEDUCTION' Preview

Her signature riffs are out in full force, thank god.
Lauren O'Neill
10.11.17
Features

Everything Is Recorded is the Embodiment of Pure, Creative Freedom

Richard Russell’s latest project involves the likes of Sampha, Wiki and Giggs and brings out the best in each artist.
Ryan Bassil
9.8.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Watch Kamasi Washington Shred "Careless Whisper" at the BET Awards

When you have to pay tribute to the smoothness of George Michael, you have to get El DeBarge.
Phil Witmer
6.27.17
Music

Thundercat, Flying Lotus, and the Making of "Them Changes"

Song Exploder and Thundercat break down "Them Changes" from his latest mini-album, 'The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam.'
Hrishikesh Hirway
7.30.15
Longreads Or Whatever

Way Out West: How Flying Lotus, Kamasi Washington, and Brainfeeder Are Bringing Jazz Back to the People

An LA electronic label is making jazz cool to people who don’t listen to jazz—an impossible dream for most jazz labels. How did we get here?
Natalie Weiner
7.30.15
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